Friday, September 13, 2013

Sept. 9, 2013

Incident Date:
Monday, September 9th, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on September 17, 2013.  Thank you.

Back to School: As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season will be in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It’s crucial that all motorists understand how to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s also a good time for parents and children to talk about how to stay safe at school.

ALERT:  There has been an increase in auto boosts in the area of Monterey, O’Shaughnessy and Bosworth.  The break ins are occurring around the hours of 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Please report any suspicious activity to the police.  Do not leave valuables in your cars. 

Community Police Academy: The San Francisco Police Department is accepting applications from people who are interested in joining the Community Police Academy. This ten week course is designed to inform and teach various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911. The course will run for ten weeks with classes held every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting on October 1, 2013 thru December 17, 2013.  For more information please visit the Community Police Academy website:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

The ALERT Program is the San Francisco Police Departments civilian disaster preparedness organization. Modeled after the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), we are recruiting, training, uniforming, and credentialing civilians to assist law enforcement's response to a disaster. For Further information click on the URL below

Crime Alert: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In The Last month of August there have been 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately. 

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. Be vigilant of your surroundings and follow the safety tips below.

Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:
*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.
*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.
*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.
*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.
*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 
              Call the police.


1:00am       900 Blk Geneva                          Robbery
A victim walked into Ingleside Station and told Officers Archilla and Yuen that he was a victim of an attempted robbery that took place along the 900 block of Geneva Avenue. The victim said he was on his way home walking eastbound on Geneva from Mission Street when he noticed two male suspects and two female suspects following him. As he neared his home, one of the male suspects approached him with a knife and demanded his money. The victim told the suspect he was not giving him anything and immediately took of his belt to defend himself. The suspect became irate and threw the knife at the victim narrowly missing him. One of the female suspects then took out a machete, but were suddenly spooked when they heard sirens from either the police or the fire department. All the suspects then took off running from the area. The victim provided the officers with a detailed description of all the suspects. Having walked the beat along Mission and Geneva for quite some time, Officer Archilla and Yuen immediately knew one of the suspects that the victim was describing from previous contacts. They obtained the suspect’s mug shot and showed it to the victim. The victim immediately recognized the suspect as the one that tried to rob him with the knife. The officers went out to the location later in the day and found the suspect at Mission and Geneva. He was arrested and taken to Ingleside Station where he was interviewed. The suspect admitted to being part of the robbery. He was booked accordingly. Report Number: 130762946

1:30am       Geneva/Mission                          Fighting/Resisting
Ingleside Officers Carrasco and Dominguez responded to a report of a large group of men fighting at Geneva and Mission. When they arrived they noticed three people brawling and another 10 or so individuals watching the fight. The officers exited the patrol car and ordered the crowd to back away, which they did, and then yelled at the combatants to quit fighting, which they didn’t. Two men and a woman continued to fight, so Officer Carrasco grabbed one man and pulled him off the other two and started to place him in handcuffs. As he was securing the cuffs, the other male combatant ran towards Officer Carrasco. Officer Dominguez, seeing the charging combatant, removed his baton and pushed him away and told him to lie down on the ground. As Officer Dominquez was attempting to place him in handcuffs, the second combatants’ girlfriend charged Officer Carrasco yelling, “don’t touch my boyfriend”, and hit Officer Carrasco in the mouth. Officer Carrasco pushed her back and placed her on the ground while calling for backup after noticing a large group surrounding the outnumbered officers. While Officer Carrasco was placing her on the ground, one of the other combatants charged him and tried to prevent her arrest. The suspect was subdued once again as additional officers quickly arrived on scene and helped with the arrest and dispersal of the large crowd. A total of four people were taken to Ingleside Station and cited on several charges before being released. Case number: 130753917

Serious Incidents:

1:30am       5000 Blk Mission                        Assault
A stabbing victim stumbled into a pizza parlor, covered in blood, and collapsed. The restaurant owner called 911 and Ingleside Officers Peregrina and McMilton, along with several other units, responded. The victim had a wound on his back and left leg and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Before he was taken away by ambulance, the victim told the officers that he, along with his girlfriend, were waiting for a bus when an unknown man, without saying a word, walked up to him and stabbed him twice. Ingleside Officers Owens and Cortez following a blood trail recovered a baseball bat and a knife at Geneva and Mission Streets possibly related to the crime. What also may be a related incident, two other Ingleside officers (see above report #130753917) broke up a large brawl at Geneva and Mission a short time before the stabbing. Report number: 130753901

5:00am       800 Blk Moscow                        Robbery
A couple’s morning walk in Crocker-Amazon Park was interrupted by two robbers. The victims told Officer Baldovino and Gonzalez that he and his wife, as they do every morning, drove into and then parked and locked their car in the Crocker-Amazon parking lot. The couple then started walking in opposite directions through the park. Shortly after starting his walk, the husband noticed a small car drive into the parking lot and two men exiting the car and walking toward him, one with a brown gun in his hand. The husband started running away but tripped over a banister during the attempted escape. The robbers caught up with him and grabbed and ripped a gold chain from his neck while unsuccessfully trying to also steal his cell phone. The victim began yelling for help and his wife, hearing his screams, started running toward him, while also screaming for help. The suspects ran back to their car and drove away. Report number: 130754056

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

  1:00am           800 Blk Cayuga                       Hit and Run
  5:25am          4600 Blk Mission                     Theft from Vehicle
  7:00am           1700 Blk Dolores                     Recovered Vehicle
  7:00am           300 Blk Ney                            Stolen Vehicle
  8:00am           100 Blk Capistrano                  Stolen License Plate
  9:15am           100 Blk Brazil                          Recovered Vehicle
  9:15am           100 Blk Capistrano                  Recovered Vehicle
  9:56am           200 Blk Capistrano                  Recovered Vehicle
10:28am           200 Blk College                       Theft from Building
11:19am           300 Blk Naylor                        Fraud
12:30pm           5200 Blk Diamond Heights       Shoplifting
 12:30pm          France/London                        Hit and Run
  4:11pm           100 Blk Capistrano                  Stolen Vehicle
  4:30pm           100 Blk Capistrano                  Recovered License Plate
  5:01pm           300 Blk Monterey                    Burglary
  5:20pm           Unit Blk Concord                     Vandalism to Vehicle
  6:12pm           Unit Blk Leland                        Vandalism to Vehicle
  9:48pm           Cortland/Bayshore                    Traffic Collision
10:00pm           3900 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle
10:45pm           100 Blk Chapman                    Stolen Vehicle
11:00pm           Unit Blk Navajo                       Theft from Vehicle
11:30pm           Unit Blk 28th                             Theft of Bicycle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.